Safadi refuses phone call from Israeli FM after arrest of Jordanian MP

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AMMAN — Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi reportedly refused to take a phone call from Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Sunday, following the arrest of a Jordanian deputy earlier in the day, according to Israeli media. اضافة اعلان

MP Imad Al-Adwan was arrested on Sunday for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold and weapons at King Hussein Bridge into the West Bank.

InvestigationAccording to AmmanNet, an Israeli site reported that Israel's internal security apparatus "Shin Bet" is investigating whether this is the first smuggling operation for the Jordanian deputy and what its purpose is.

Israeli authorities have said they will release Adwan as soon as their investigation with him is concluded.

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it is following up on the arrest of Adwan by Israel.

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